Thursday, April 07, 2016

Anker AH241 USB 3.0 Aluminum 13-Port Hub + 5V 2.1A Smart Charging Port with 12V 5A Power Adapter

Maybe -- just maybe -- if I had one of these I might -- finally -- have enough USB ports -- and USB 3.0 at that! Whether it is multiple hard drives for video and audio production, multiple sync cables for old and new Apple devices, web cams and flash drives, I am always running out of USB ports on my Mac Mini. I graduated to a 7 port hub a few years ago, but even it is starting to be inadequate. When I last replaced it, I was looking, specifically, for a USB 3.0 compatible hub, but couldn't fund anything at my local store.

Anker AH241 USB 3.0 Aluminum 13-Port Hub + 5V 2.1A Smart Charging Port with 12V 5A Power Adapter



This hub showed up in my daily reading today and, even for the somewhat high price, I think I might just get one. It would help in several different ways -- including providing full 2.1A charging on all the ports, which my current hub does not provide. Sure it will charge my Kindle -- eventually and very, very slowly, but this would be as good as plugging it into the separate charger I have.

What do you think? Good buy? Too expensive? Is there some gotcha I am not thinking about?

Let me know in the comments.



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